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Lakers Trade Rumors: Steve Nash, Klay Thompson and Latest Buzz Around NBA Draft

The 2014 NBA draft is scheduled for Thursday night, but the excitement surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers and the potential trades the franchise could make has fans of the team anticipating big changes.<p>With Los Angeles possibly trading Steve Nash to clear room for free agents like LeBron James and …

Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding LeBron James, Kyle Lowry and More

The Los Angeles Lakers made improvements on draft night by selecting forward Julius Randle, but that certainly won't be the end of the process if L.A. has its way.<p>After a frustrating 2013-14 campaign, the Lakers are potentially in position to turn things around quickly. Not only is superstar guard …

What Offseason Moves Are Next for LA Lakers with NBA Draft Complete?

The road back to relevance is long and littered with question marks for the Los Angeles Lakers, but that trek officially got underway Thursday night.<p>Los Angeles, in the draft lottery for the first time since 2005, used the seventh overall selection to snag high-motor big man Julius Randle out of …

Julius Randle to Lakers a good fit

Before the Joel Embiid love affair took off, there was a mega event at the beginning of the college basketball season — the Champions Classic at the …

Lakers Rumors: LA's Free-Agency Plan Is Perfect Way to Build Future

Now that the Los Angeles Lakers have added an impact player through the draft, their next step to recapturing glory is playing the free-agent market.<p>We know the Lakers won't be alone in that regard, especially with two game-changing talents available in LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, but they …

Lakers Rumors: Why Knicks' Pursuit of Pau Gasol Makes Sense for Both Teams

From the sound of things, big changes are coming for the Los Angeles Lakers.<p>Earlier this week, the team took their first step to returning to glory, at the 2014 NBA draft, as former University of Kentucky Wildcat Julius Randle slipped to No. 7, providing Mitch Kupchak with his power forward of the …

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2014 NBA Draft Results: Easy-to-Read Letter Grades Overview for All 30 Teams

Not every team can be the San Antonio Spurs.<p>Forget their latest Finals triumph, the Spurs took the league to school on Thursday night in the 2014 NBA draft, nonchalantly picking late in each round and still knocking it out of the park. Meanwhile, franchises like the Philadelphia 76ers still managed …